So the LitCrawl NYC schedule has been posted.

I already know what I’m doing for the first phase, “A Tribute to Philip K. Dick” at Jimmy No. 43. I’m torn a bit because I’d love to attend the Trivia challenge with Soho Press, but I feel like I need to go represent the old school sci-fi nerd in me. 

But I can’t tell what I’d like to do for Phase 2. I have some time to decide, so starting next week I’ll be making a post about each of the events/locations for Phase 2, and I’ll let you guys vote and decide where I should go after the Philip K. Dick event. Since I’ll be live blogging from the event, feel free to pick an event that you would want to go to if you could make it.

Are any of you going to be at LitCrawl?

CLMP and Lit Crawl NYC invite you to celebrate Valentine’s Day as, with, and answering trivia about your favorite literary couples in lurve. Find the Titania to your Oberon, the Will Grayson to your Will Grayson, the Idgie to your Ruth. Or maybe Juliet will finally choose Paris instead. Prizes from A Public Space, Tin House, Ugly Duckling Presse, and Words without Borders. Free and open to the public. 

This was from a conversation with Molly Ringwald about her new book When It Happens to You at Crime Scene Bar & Lounge, part of the biannual Lit Crawl NYC (9/15/12). Ms. Molly read a passage from one of her short stories in the book that was impressively snappy and engaging. It’s clear that she treats writing as a craft, much like acting. I appreciated hearing the former teen queen’s insights on her writing process and on fiction writing in general. She emphasized that while you don’t necessarily have to like all of the characters you create, you should ultimately love them. Great free event in an intimate space on a cool night. Looking forward to next year’s crawl.

From Somewhere to Nowhere: The End of the American Dream?

September 15, 2012, 7:00 PM

Slainte (21+) 
304 Bowery

Mark Twain said, “I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it.”  Will voters elect our next President or has the Supreme Court done it again, with the “Citizens United” decision granting corporate personhood?  Join The Lower East Side Denizens: renowned poets, fine artists, photographers, performers and historians of our contemporary culture who’ve returned to stir the conscience of the 99% with spoken word and heartfelt warnings!

September 15th, and our fifth Manhattan Lit Crawl, is fast approaching.

It’s time to bust out those camera phones, Crawlers! Snap a photo of your favorite Lit Crawl Manhattan moment and get it to us via Twitter(@litcrawlnyc), Facebook (, right here on this Tumblr post, or Email ( Just use the hashtag #LitCrawlNYC wherever you post so we can keep track of your entries.

Did we mention there are prizes involved?

May the best Crawlers win!

Starting in 2012, the LitCrawl Brooklyn is a one day literary festival for lovers of literature, writers, poets, and the like-minded. This free, one day event brings together nearly two dozen literary events, from poetry readings to panel discussions to workshops for writers. It’s free. Here’s the 2013 schedule. loves Lit Crawl NYC! How about you?

Phase 2: Cambridge Writers’ Workshop Circus Cabaret
Verde on Smith - 216 Smith Street

Ringleaders Max March-Steinman and Diana Norma Szokolyai host a night of high-flying, interactive writing acrobatics drawing from literary treasure boxes of prompts, dialogue, and other surprises.